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Gruul the Dragonkiller, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago for patch 2.5.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Gruul the Dragonkiller Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Gruul the Dragonkiller in Gruul's Lair in The Burning Crusade. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the encounter, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

  • The tanks will be dealing with Hurtful Strike.
  • A series of abilities have to be dealt with by all players, with the goal being to get ~12-yards away from other players to mitigate the damage dealt.
    1. Knocks all players back with Ground Slam.
    2. Applies Gronn Lord's Grasp to all players, gradually reducing movement speed.
    3. After 5-seconds, players will be stunned by Stoned.
    4. Shatters all players, dealing increasing damage to players the closer they are to each other.
  • Avoid the locations of Cave Ins.
  • Silences all players with Reverberation.
  • Gains a stack of Growth every 30-seconds, increasing damage dealt.

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Healing Notes

Quick Notes

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the encounter or use extra healers they may not apply.

Debuffs to Track

  • There are no particular debuffs to track.


Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Gruul the Dragonkiller in Gruul's Lair. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point.

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Healer DBM Settings for Gruul the Dragonkiller


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

June 04, 2021 - 5:05 pm (Gruul the Dragonkiller) - Updated Shatter spell ID.

June 04, 2021 - 5:01 pm (High King Maulgar) - Updated Intimidating Roar and Berserker Charge spell IDs and spell names.